Title

Effect of Empowerment on Professional Practice Environments, Work Satisfaction, and Patient Care Quality: Further Testing the Nursing Worklife Model

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2008

Journal

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

Volume

23

Issue

4

First Page

322

Last Page

330

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test Leiter and Laschinger's Nursing Worklife Model linking structural empowerment to Lake's 5-factor professional practice work environment model and work quality outcomes. A predictive, nonexperimental design was used to test the model in a random sample of 234 staff nurses. The analysis revealed that professional practice environment characteristics mediated the relationship between structurally empowering work conditions and both job satisfaction and nurse-assessed patient care quality.

Notes

Published in: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, October/December 2008, Volume 23, Issue 4, p. 322-330. doi: 10.1097/01.NCQ.0000318028.67910.6b